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baked macaroni & cheese

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Christina Moctezuma
San Antonio, TX

It is so good. I make this recipe every Thanksgiving, birthday or special occasion as it may occur.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For baked macaroni & cheese

  • 5 c
    elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 8 Tbsp
  • 8 Tbsp
    white flour
  • 2 c
    whole milk
  • 8 oz
    heavy whipping cream
  • 10 oz
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 oz
    frank's red hot sauce
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    cracked black pepper

How To Make baked macaroni & cheese

  • 1
    Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat. Do not allow butter to brown.
  • 2
    Once all the butter has melted, add the flour and stir continuously. Do NOT allow the flour mixture (roux) to brown. You must stir continuously. A wire whisk is best for this task.
  • 3
    You are creating a roux! This is a basic sauce that can be used for different purposes. Here, it will be the basis of a delicious cheese sauce.
  • 4
    Once the rawness of the flour has been cooked off, you will add the two cups of whole milk, whisking continuously.
  • 5
    Once the milk has combined thoroughly with the flour mixture, add the following ingredients: heavy whipping cream, salt and cracked black pepper.
  • 6
    Your roux will begin to thicken, continue whisking continuously. You want to avoid any lumps, and the vigorous whisking will help you avoid this.
  • 7
    Once the mixture has thickened, add the Frank's red hot sauce and 6 of the 8 ounces of shredded cheese. Remove from heat immediately, and continue whisking until the cheddar has melted.
  • 8
    In a large baking pan (glass or metal is fine), put the cooked macaroni on the bottom, then cover

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